American Ultra review

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Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart star in this explosive action-adventure about a small-town slacker who discovers he’s a sleeper agent targeted by CIA operatives.
Director: Nimah Nourizadeh

I like the idea, it’s basically a stoner Jason Borne movie with a splash of ultra violence thrown in, but the execution is muddled, due in a large part by the comical genius that is Topher Grace. He’s amazing in this movie in that seems he was cast for a part that isn’t actually in the film, and then told to play a character that was completely made up on the set. The tone waffles from 420 Pineapple Express action to straight up blasts to the face by a shotgun with all the ensuing gore. Good actors were in this movie, but it was not a good film.  I’m really hoping this isn’t a portent of things to come with Jesse Eisenberg, as he’s the next Lex Luthor.

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